Month: December 2013

2013 Yearly Review

Here’s my review of 2013 January 2013 My first match of the year was at Summerhayes and I fished bread for carp for most of the day, I did okay and weighed 27lb odd but no coin and I was left wishing I’d fished for silvers. Scotty won the match with a fantastic 101lb 8oz. My next match was on the Isle and

Summerhayes – Open – 29th December 2013

Well this was my final match of the year and after my last two visits I wasn’t feeling very confident, especially as we’d had a frost overnight, there were twenty booked in for this match on Longs including Mark ‘The Hoff’ Hollister who was fishing the venue for the first time. Scotty and Ash were also fishing and so was Roger and Adam

Summerhayes – Open – 27th December 2013

I was back at Summerhayes for another bash but with awful weather forecast there were only seven anglers brave or stupid enough to fish today! Pete decided on a rover so people could get out of the wind and I pulled out fifth choice so my drawing hand hadn’t improved since last week! I decided on peg 17 on Sellicks which was just

Summerhayes – Open – 22nd December 2013

I was still feeling pretty rough and the alarm going off at 6:30 didn’t help much, on the plus side, the weather wasn’t going to be as bad as it has been the last few days. At the draw it was nice to catch up with some of the regulars who I hadn’t seen for a while and Bill ‘Redfin’ Hopping even

River Isle – Royal Oak Winter League 5 – 15th December 2013

I came down with a cold on Saturday and wasn’t really looking forward to this match with rain forecast but as I’d missed a match due to being on holiday, I couldn’t afford to miss another. I got to the pub and there was a depleted turnout but on the plus side it meant Rob could use all the better pegs at

Dave Harrell interview

After the success of my first interview, here as promised is the second one with river legend Dave Harrell, I hope you enjoy it River Legend, Dave Harrell Hello Dave, thank you very much for taking the time to answer my questions, Against Men and Fish – It’s widely known that you are a fan of moving water but what’s your favourite

River Isle – Xmas Fayre – 8th December 2013

I woke up early, still suffering from jet lag but was pleased to see it was actually quite a nice day and not too cold. I got to the pub for the draw and there was a decent turn out of 14 anglers, including quite a few who always fish the Xmas Fayre like Andy Welch and Fred and it was nice

Gillhams Resort, Thailand – 22nd November to 6th December 2013

When me and Scotty were at the wonderful Gillhams Resort in Thailand in May, we met Steve Mayo, Richie Hull and Tony Wynnick and their friend Michael, all top match anglers and great fun to be with. It was Steve’s first time and he fell in love with the place as much as I do and we kept in touch and made plans to